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THE chief sup­port on this Golden Boy, Match­room and Teiken co-pro­mo­tion – tele­vised live on Sky Sports Main Event/ Ac­tion (UK) and HBO (US) – sees su­perlightweight con­tender AN­TO­NIO OROZCO, 26-0 (17), put his per­fect record on the line against fel­low rugged Mex­i­can ROBERTO OR­TIZ, 35-1-2 (26), in a 10-rounder. Both fighters can dig – es­pe­cially to the body – but while San Diegob­ased Orozco, 29, be­came the first man to de­feat Ke­an­dre Gib­son (rsf 4) last time out in April, Or­tiz was held to a draw in his most re­cent out­ing – against the in­con­sis­tent Diego Cruz in July. Or­tiz, 31, was KO’D in just two rounds by the heavy­handed Lu­cas Matthysse back in Septem­ber 2014, but he can hear the fi­nal bell against Orozco, be­fore drop­ping a de­ci­sion.

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